SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

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SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

I am trying to open a dataset placed in my desktop, however it is not opening by clicking on the open with sas 9.2 option. However, when I map the library in SAS 9.2 and then open the dataset, it opens. Why could this be happening? 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

Could be any number of things.  What happens when you click on the file and select Open with SAS?  Does it give any message box?  Does it open SAS?  How is your SAS installed, is it locally installed on your machine or on a network?  Have you run the problem past your SAS IT group, or IT group who handle these things?

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Re: SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

Nothing happens when I click on the file. SAS is locally installed on my system.
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Re: SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

Right click on the file, choose Open With..., select SAS from the list it gives you if SAS is there, or Choose Default Program, and find SAS in the list.  If it still doesn't open with SAS I suspect you have an install issue, or your system isn't setup how you think it is, so you would still need to check with your IT.

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Re: SAS datasets not opening in 9.2

One thing you may try:

If you are running on Windows from the Start button go to AllPrograms>Sas>License Renewal and Utilities and open Manage SAS File Types

Check that the file types are associated with base SAS (or enterprise guide).

Right click on the file and see if the correct open with is available.

 

Note: the WINDOW association with files doesn't quite work right for SAS sets, or at least didn't with my 9.2 install.

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